Find help paying for SFA
We know the only thing more stressful than getting into a university can be figuring out how to pay for it. The Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy has scholarships available to students wishing to study at SFA.
Along with scholarship opportunities offered through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, we are proud to offer our students the following scholarships through the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy.
Physics and Engineering Freshman Scholarship
This scholarship provides up to $2,000 per year to incoming students who demonstrate an aptitude for studying at a university level and who intend to study physics, the physics-engineering dual degree or the engineering physics program at SFA.
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and economic factor is not a requirement.
SFA awards $10,000 per year to students pursuing STEM majors, including biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, computer information systems, engineering physics, geology, information technology, mathematics, nursing and physics.
To be considered, you must:
- Enter SFA in the fall as an incoming freshman or a transfer student
- Declare a STEM major
- Complete and submit the scholarship application with accompanying essay
- Submit at least one letter of recommendation from a high school or college STEM faculty member
- Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and a major GPA of 3.0 or higher (transfer students), OR a minimum SAT score of 600 or an ACT score of 26 (incoming freshman students)
- Interview with the STEM scholarship committee
Scholarship recipients who maintain eligibility can receive $10,000 per year for up to four years.
University Regents Scholarship – Physics, Engineering and Astronomy
This award is for first-time incoming students at the freshman, sophomore or junior level who plan to major in physics or engineering. Learn more about requirements and renewals.
Women in STEM Scholarship
This scholarship is for the benefit of any current STEM major who has a minimum overall GPA of 3.5, demonstrates outstanding achievement in courses at SFA and shows commitment to supporting underrepresented groups in STEM fields. Students who meet the overall requirements and are selected for this scholarship will receive $5,000 for one year.
Getting started: financial aid
Whether you’re applying for a scholarship, or interested in a grant, loan, or work study program, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and make sure you meet certain academic and financial requirements. Don’t worry, financial aid isn’t as complicated as it sounds, and we’re here to help you before, during and after the application process.